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Emotions and Performance: A Quasi Natural Experiment from the FIFA World Cup (Reading Online Sport Economics Seminars)

“Emotions and Performance: A Quasi Natural Experiment from the FIFA World Cup”

Jorge A. Tovar, University de los Andes / University of Wisconsin, Madison

Reading Online Sport Economics Seminars (ROSES): An online series of sport economics seminars, organised by James Reade (@jjreade)Carl Singleton (@csingletonecon) and Adrian Bell, part of the Football Research Group at the University of Reading.

All Seminars take place on Fridays at 2:30 to  4pm, UK time, on Microsoft Teams.

Upcoming Seminars

  • 22 May: Jamin Speer, University of Memphis, “The Consequences of Relegation and Promotion in European Soccer Leagues: A Regression Discontinuity Approach”
  • 29 May: Johan Rewilak, Aston University, “The designated player policy rule and attendance demand in US Soccer”
  • 5 June: Brad Humphries, West Virginia University, “Do Sporting Events Amplify Influenza Transmission? Causal Evidence from US Professional Team Sports”

Joining instructions: Seminar via Microsoft Teams. Contact James Reade at j.j.reade@reading.ac.uk

Past seminar recordings available on the ROSES website and on Youtube


We invite submissions to present on Fridays in the ten weeks between 3 July and 4 Sept (pdf). If you would like to present, submit a title and abstract via this form by 31 May:



Dr James Reade